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Alabama 38

(12-19, 2-14 SEC)

(25) South Carolina 57

(22-8, 10-6 SEC)

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    10:00 PM ET, March 1, 2012

    1 2 T
    ALA 14 2438
    #25SCAR 32 2557

    Top Performers

    Alabama: J. Robinson 11 Pts, 3 Reb

    South Carolina: L. Sutton 15 Pts, 3 Reb

    No. 25 South Carolina 57, Alabama 38

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- La'Keisha Sutton scored 15 points, and No. 25 South Carolina beat Alabama 57-38 Thursday night in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference.

    The Gamecocks (22-8) play 16th-ranked Georgia in the quarterfinals Friday night.

    Markeshia Grant also scored 10 points for South Carolina.

    Jasmine Robinson led Alabama (12-19) with 11 points, and Kyra Crosby 10. The Tide scored a season-low 14 in the first half and led only once on Robinson's tip-in for the first bucket.

    South Carolina scored the next nine points.

    The Gamecocks then went cold except at the free throw line between Sancheon White's layup with 16:40 to go before Grant's layup with 6:47 left, missing 10 straight shots. Alabama tied it up at 10 on a layup by Jessica Merritt with 10:38 remaining. But Sutton hit two free throws with 7:30 left to put South Carolina head to stay, and the Gamecocks led 32-14 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ALA
    SCAR
    Points 38 57
    FG Made-Attempted 14-53 (.264) 18-55 (.327)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 23

    Game Leaders

     
    ALA
    SCAR
    PointsJ. Robinson 11L. Sutton 15
    ReboundsK. Crosby 8C. Stephens 5
    AssistsK. Lee 1A. Bruner 2
    StealsJ. Merritt 2M. Grant 2
    BlocksC. Farmer 1C. Stephens 3

    2011-12 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 1, 2012 @SCAR 68, ALA 42Recap | Box Score
    Feb 19, 2012 SCAR 69, @ALA 55Recap | Box Score
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